Certifications

Certifications

Certifications

The FURTIV bullet resistant collection meets up to date international standards.

We offer 2 levels of ballistic protection : 3A and 3A+

 

For a body armor to be certified, it must protect the vital areas of the abdomen, thorax and back.

The flank isn’t considered as a vital area. However, while developing our models, we were assisted by ballistics experts, including a famous French criminologist – and incidentally adviser for the CIA – who gave us tons of feedbacks and tips. Their expertise has proven to us that protecting the flanks was a real plus compared to a classic bullet resistant vest since some shots are aimed under the arms to reach vital areas. Therefore we included it.

 

The next added value of our FURTIV collection is the design, made to be worn on a daily basis. As a result, the jacket opens frontally like a classic dress shirt or a puffer vest. This “front caesura” – as specialists call it – must also meet strict conditions for the jacket to be certified, such as an overlap of several centimeters. This was one of the many challenges faced by our team.

The certification tests were carried out by PROTECOP™ at the Banc National d’Épreuves de Saint-Etienne, in France. 

Since October 2021, our jackets have been certified for the American market.

 

Please note : for the jacket to meet the certification and protect you, it must be closed and zipped or buttoned.
If the front part is wide open, Inventive Citi declines all responsibility in the event of an accident.

LEVEL 3A

This ballistic pack, developed and patented by our partner in 2015, is a unique hybrid solution in the world which combines 2 aramid materials : KEVLAR (Swiss American) and HONEYWELL (American). This innovation offers a much lower trauma rate than required by the US standard and above all results in a unique weight-flexibility ratio. You will find below the certification reports of our jacket.

 

Our 3A armor plates resist to bullets from the following handguns : 44 MAGNUM, 9 MM and 357 SIG. The standard corresponding to this level of protection is NIJ 0101.06

 

A bullet resistant product which does not meet the criteria required by this standard, it can’t be marketed.

LEVEL 3A+

We wanted to add a higher level of protection by offering a 3A+ pack. This pack includes blade and needle guard protection in addition to the initial 3A bullet resistant protection. The material used comes from Dyneema (Netherlands) and Teijin (Japan).

 

The integration of the blade guard plates has the effect of increasing the level of the bullet resistance since in addition to the 44 MAGNUM, the 9 MM and the 357 SIG, this 3A+ pack also protects the 7.62 TOKAREV and the BRENNEKE.

 

Even though performances of 3A+ are higher than the 3A pack, the 3A+ plates are thicker, slightly harder and therefore are less comfortable to wear. They remain no less discreet in your jacket.

The FURTIV bullet resistant collection meets up to date international standards.

We offer 2 levels of ballistic protection : 3A and 3A+

 

For a body armor to be certified, it must protect the vital areas of the abdomen, thorax and back.

The flank isn’t considered as a vital area. However, while developing our models, we were assisted by ballistics experts, including a famous French criminologist – and incidentally adviser for the CIA – who gave us tons of feedbacks and tips. Their expertise has proven to us that protecting the flanks was a real plus compared to a classic bullet resistant vest since some shots are aimed under the arms to reach vital areas. Therefore we included it.

 

The next added value of our FURTIV collection is the design, made to be worn on a daily basis. As a result, the jacket opens frontally like a classic dress shirt or a puffer vest. This “front caesura” – as specialists call it – must also meet strict conditions for the jacket to be certified, such as an overlap of several centimeters. This was one of the many challenges faced by our team.

The certification tests were carried out by PROTECOP™ at the Banc National d’Épreuves de Saint-Etienne, in France. 

Since October 2021, our jackets have been certified for the American market.

 

Please note : for the jacket to meet the certification and protect you, it must be closed and zipped or buttoned.
If the front part is wide open, Inventive Citi declines all responsibility in the event of an accident.

LEVEL 3A

This ballistic pack, developed and patented by our partner in 2015, is a unique hybrid solution in the world which combines 2 aramid materials : KEVLAR (Swiss American) and HONEYWELL (American). This innovation offers a much lower trauma rate than required by the US standard and above all results in a unique weight-flexibility ratio. You will find below the certification reports of our jacket.

 

Our 3A armor plates resist to bullets from the following handguns : 44 MAGNUM, 9 MM and 357 SIG. The standard corresponding to this level of protection is NIJ 0101.06

 

A bullet resistant product which does not meet the criteria required by this standard, it can’t be marketed.

LEVEL 3A+

We wanted to add a higher level of protection by offering a 3A+ pack. This pack includes blade and needle guard protection in addition to the initial 3A bullet resistant protection. The material used comes from Dyneema (Netherlands) and Teijin (Japan).

 

The integration of the blade guard plates has the effect of increasing the level of the bullet resistance since in addition to the 44 MAGNUM, the 9 MM and the 357 SIG, this 3A+ pack also protects the 7.62 TOKAREV and the BRENNEKE.

 

Even though performances of 3A+ are higher than the 3A pack, the 3A+ plates are thicker, slightly harder and therefore are less comfortable to wear. They remain no less discreet in your jacket.

The FURTIV bullet resistant collection meets up to date international standards.

We offer 2 levels of ballistic protection : 3A and 3A+

 

For a body armor to be certified, it must protect the vital areas of the abdomen, thorax and back.

The flank isn’t considered as a vital area. However, while developing our models, we were assisted by ballistics experts, including a famous French criminologist – and incidentally adviser for the CIA – who gave us tons of feedbacks and tips. Their expertise has proven to us that protecting the flanks was a real plus compared to a classic bullet resistant vest since some shots are aimed under the arms to reach vital areas. Therefore we included it.

 

The next added value of our FURTIV collection is the design, made to be worn on a daily basis. As a result, the jacket opens frontally like a classic dress shirt or a puffer vest. This “front caesura” – as specialists call it – must also meet strict conditions for the jacket to be certified, such as an overlap of several centimeters. This was one of the many challenges faced by our team.

The certification tests were carried out by PROTECOP™ at the Banc National d’Épreuves de Saint-Etienne, in France. 

Since October 2021, our jackets have been certified for the American market.

 

Please note : for the jacket to meet the certification and protect you, it must be closed and zipped or buttoned.
If the front part is wide open, Inventive Citi declines all responsibility in the event of an accident.

LEVEL 3A

This ballistic pack, developed and patented by our partner in 2015, is a unique hybrid solution in the world which combines 2 aramid materials : KEVLAR (Swiss American) and HONEYWELL (American). This innovation offers a much lower trauma rate than required by the US standard and above all results in a unique weight-flexibility ratio. You will find below the certification reports of our jacket.

 

Our 3A armor plates resist to bullets from the following handguns : 44 MAGNUM, 9 MM and 357 SIG. The standard corresponding to this level of protection is NIJ 0101.06

 

A bullet resistant product which does not meet the criteria required by this standard, it can’t be marketed.

LEVEL 3A+

We wanted to add a higher level of protection by offering a 3A+ pack. This pack includes blade and needle guard protection in addition to the initial 3A bullet resistant protection. The material used comes from Dyneema (Netherlands) and Teijin (Japan).

 

The integration of the blade guard plates has the effect of increasing the level of the bullet resistance since in addition to the 44 MAGNUM, the 9 MM and the 357 SIG, this 3A+ pack also protects the 7.62 TOKAREV and the BRENNEKE.

 

Even though performances of 3A+ are higher than the 3A pack, the 3A+ plates are thicker, slightly harder and therefore are less comfortable to wear. They remain no less discreet in your jacket.